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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the evolution of warfare and its development in Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230046  Explain the evolution of warfare and its development in Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Military Professional Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The unit standard will provide persons with a basis of theoretical knowledge of the general development of warfare from antiquity to the contemporary era. Knowledge of military history will enable persons to develop sharpened judgement, improved perception and a broadened perspective in terms of the problems of national defence. This unit standard will create an understanding of the development of war and warfare globally since the rise of the earliest civilisation and its evolution up to the current world situation. The focus is on the impact of technology and organisational development in military organisations. This unit standard also explains the impact of social, political and economic developments on military organisations and the conduct of war.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Explain global development in warfare.
  • Describe the development of warfare in Africa.
  • Explain the development of warfare in Southern Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Explain the historical development of the South African National Defence Force. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain global development in warfare. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that cause constant change in the nature of warfare are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Social and technological developments, which transform military systems, are explained in terms of their impact on warfare. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rise of nation state warfare is explained in terms of the its impact on the history of warfare 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rise of Europe as the dominant military region in the world is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of the industrial revolution on the military systems of the major powers is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The nature of wars during the Cold War Era is contrasted with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the development of warfare in Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The factors which determined the development of warfare in Africa until the end of the 19th century are listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conduct of warfare in Africa during the 20th century is described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the development of warfare in Southern Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes and conduct of war between the indigenous people of South Africa are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The causes and conduct of war in colonial campaigns are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the historical development of the South African National Defence Force. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The development of armed forces in South Africa during the 20th century is explained within a historical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formation of the South African National Defence Force in 1994 is explained with reference to the changing political environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deployment of the SANDF in peace support operations since 1994 is explained in terms of its mandate. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The impact of technology on the development of warfare.
  • The impact of social, political and economic changes on the development of warfare.
  • The impact of organisational changes on the development of warfare.
  • The development of warfare in Africa since antiquity up to the end of the 19th century.
  • Warfare in Africa after 1945 forms part of the global view.
  • The patterns of warfare amongst the indigenous people and the conflict between them and the colonial settlers from Europe until the end of the 19th century constitutes the first part of the range. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking to determine what to do in situations that might occur during operations by using historical case studies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively as a member of a team to do research and present the findings based on historical case studies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by submitting assignments and receiving feedback on dates indicated. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information by doing research on given subjects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicatie effectively by presenting in groups giving their views of historical military operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate comprehension of the world as a set of related systems by explaining the interdependency between strategy, geopolitics, military history and military science. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a qualification in History on Level 5 or be competent in history on Level 5. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-01-25  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  78143   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. SA ARMY GYMNASIUM 
    2. SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COLLEGE 



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